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Bobotie, a South African comfort food

Bobotie is the national dish of South Africa. Pronounced ba-boor-tea, Bobotie is the national dish of South Africa. Bobotie is a South African dish consisting of spiced minced meat baked with an egg-based topping. Bobotie is a slightly sweet but savory dish. Bobotie is a very old South African dish with probable origins in Indonesia or Malaysia. The name derives from the Indonesian bobotok.


Pronounced ba-boor-tea, Bobotie is the national dish of South Africa.
 Pronounced ba-boor-tea, Bobotie is the national
dish of South Africa.
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Bobotie

Ingredients:
3 slices day old white bread
1 1/2 cups whole milk
2 medium onions chopped
1 garlic clove minced
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/2 cup raisins
1 tbsp sugar
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp curry powder
1/8 tsp black pepper
3 tbsp mango chutney
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 1/2 lbs. ground beef
2 eggs

Directions:

Soak bread in milk. Squeeze milk from bread, reserving milk. Combine all ingredients, except milk and 1 egg. Press mixture into an 11 x 7 inch baking dish. Add enough milk to reserve milk to make 3/4 cup. Beat together milk and remaining egg. Pour over meat mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 1 hour or until golden brown and firm to the touch.

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